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error message A:/ghosterr.txt"

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by obstacle1, Jan 10, 2008.

  1. obstacle1

    obstacle1 Guest

    i am trying to format my new 250gb sata harddrive but i keep running into the same message:

    Output error file to the following location A:/ghosterr.txt". CANNOT OPEN GHOSTERR.TXT insert diskette (434)
    does anyone have advice of how i may go about fixing this problem.
    i can re-format my other hard drives and i have only formated one sata hd with a ide/sata converter my system takes ide hard drive but i also have used formated and sucessfully used a sata hd .

    it worked for one other sata drives but not for this drive.
    i have windows xp operating sys.
    thanks inadvance
     
  2. GRAKEL2K8

    GRAKEL2K8 Member

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    Well, I'll try. Seems you are using ghost. Seems the program is wanting to write a file to a:\..
    What is your a: drive?
    What is the drive letter of that sata drive? Or is it not showing as a drive yet?
    Why don't you snag a copy of Partition Magic, and use it to try and partition and format that drive?
    I have overcome many problems with it.
     
  3. ddp

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    why are you using ghost to format the drive?
     
  4. obstacle1

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    does anyone here know how i might fix this problem.
     
  5. obstacle1

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    "why are you using ghost to format the drive?"

    im using my recovery cd to format the hard drive,but its not working obviously.
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    is the new hd going to be your c:drive or what?
     

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